Join Us for an exciting and unique night on Meditation and Chocolate! This will include a blend of instruction, group discussion, meditation practice and class exercises – all in a supportive and nourishing environment. The session will conclude with a chocolate care package to be used as a take-away and practiced until the end of the year.
This is an exploration of Chocolate and deconstructing its parts and understanding the experience of eating — and enjoying — cacao. Participants will use all the senses (sight, smell, sound, touch, taste). We will strengthen the message that "Chocolate is Food, not confection or candy" and reinforce mindfulness techniques that can be used during moments of gathering with others whether it be in a situation of eating, camaraderie, moments of stillness or understanding what it means to be present.
This session will be led by cacao expert Patricia Tsai.
Nov 8: Equanimity and Balance in our Lives | Chocolate Bar - Taste
The session will conclude with a chocolate care package to be used as a take-away for weekly practices
Individual classes: $55 Class
Refunds requested prior to two weeks before the first day of class will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. Refunds should be requested by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.
About Mindfulness from the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley:
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
About Mindful Eating:
- Eating with the intention of caring for yourself
- Eating with the attention necessary for noticing and enjoying your food and its effects on your body
Mindful eating is much more than “eating slowly, without distraction.” Mindful eating encompasses the entire process of eating:
- Awareness of your physical and emotional cues
- Recognition of your non-hunger triggers for eating
- Learning to meet your other needs in more effective ways other than eating
- Choosing food for both enjoyment and nourishment
- Eating for optimal satisfaction and satiety
- Using the fuel you’ve consumed to live the vibrant life you crave
This broad application makes mindful eating a powerful tool for developing a healthier, happier relationship with food.
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